UAE Honours Sheikh Zayed

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(UAE) – The nineteenth of Ramadan 1434 Hijri, is the ninth anniversary of the death of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the builder of the UAE’s renaissance and pride. Sheikh Zayed maintained his generosity for 66 years in the interest of the nation, from when he became the Ruler’s Representative of Al Ain city in the eastern region in 1946, to assuming the reins of power in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on the 6th August, 1966, and subsequently being elected president of the country after the announcement of the formation of the UAE on the second of December 1971.
Sheikh Zayed devoted his life to building his country and serving its citizens and dedicated himself to helping to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Speaking on the occasion, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, “On the 2nd of December, we celebrate our 41st National Day, marking a great occasion to enhance the culture of citizenry, deepen our love for our nation, confirm our enduring loyalty and strengthen cohesion and communication between the people and its leadership. But on this historic day, we recall, with gratitude, the efforts of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his late brothers the members of the Supreme Council, whose unstinting efforts led to the upholding of the principles of a country of which we are all proud and defend its sovereignty. We pray that their souls may rest in peace”.